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When it comes to the law, shipping, logistics and international trade are both areas that fall into a niche sector. Our understanding of shipping and international trade contracts and disputes goes well beyond our knowledge of the law and international conventions. We fully appreciate the importance of risk avoidance and brand protection with your trading partners and customers. Our marine solicitors understand these issues are fundamental to our role as legal advisors and be aware of the strategic, environmental and commercial challenges that shipping and trading companies increasingly face globally.

The movement of goods using multimodal contracts is certainly full of complications, and difficult disputes often arise. With different conventions controlling the transport of goods across Europe and internationally, good advice from reliable shipping lawyers really matters. And that’s exactly what we offer. Our shipping solicitors advise logistics providers, liner services, freight forwarders and transport companies on all matters relating to the movement of goods across Europe and around the world.

As with most businesses today, time is of the essence. With such short time frames regarding claims, you must seek advice as soon as possible. Our team are on hand to advise and guide you through. We are also supporting members of BIFA.

We are proud to be members of the National Workboat Association, our membership being a testament to our commitment to this sector. Our shipping and marine solicitors are familiar with and can advise on the many issues typically faced by workboat operators and suppliers.

We are proud to be an institutional supporter of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations by signing The Green Pledge. The campaign aims to reduce the carbon footprint of international arbitrations through behavioural change. We look forward to supporting this initiative and make a positive impact on the environment.

Why choose our marine law solicitors?

We are one of the few shipping and international trade teams based in offices outside of London with the expertise and experience to provide you with that specialist advice. Our commitment is to provide that high-quality service at competitive rates. We take pride in our advice and the support we offer, and client satisfaction lies at the heart of what we do.

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With a long-established market presence, the marine practice group at Lester Aldridge LLP handles the full scope of shipping matters with a particular focus on transactions and litigation. The group also acts for clients in collision claims and personal injury matters. Practice head Russell Kelly is noted for his advisory work on the purchase and sale of vessels; Linda Jacques is also a key contact in the team.Close quote
Shipping: South East - Top tier
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"Superb team. Linda Jacques is fantastic."Close quote
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Solid group highlighted for its adept handling of both wet and dry shipping matters. Acts for owners on a range of issues with a particular focus on superyacht matters, such as collision liability, sale and purchase and contract negotiations. Also maintains a strong maritime personal injury and marine regulation practice. Clients include marine insurers, port authorities and yacht owners.
Clients say: "The team are always friendly and keen to help. They are extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of marine law and registration. We are very pleased to be working with this team of experts and value our working partnership."
Another client remarks: "They are very approachable and appreciate our business."
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Shipping: UK-wide